Welcome to the Society of West-Coast Artists, a non-profit 501(c)3, fine arts SIGNATURE society located in Northern and Central California. Formerly known as the Society of Western Artists, the aim of SWA is to encourage and promote our artists and art education as well as to bring a closer relationship between the fine artist and the public. WHAT WE DO..........In support of the arts, SWA offers:
Monthly/bi-monthly, judged art shows by SWA members in Representational and Non-Representational/Abstract art
Monthly artist lecture/painting demonstrations by local and nationally recognized artists These demonstrations are FREE and open to anyone
Art education workshops by nationally recognized artists open to anyone who wants to further their art education and skills
SWA’s major show is our prestigious ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF ARTfeaturing the best of the best in competition for established awards. This show is held during the Spring or Summer.
Each artist accepted in the shows accumulate points toward their esteemed Signature Award. Our membership of approximately 200 artists or patrons of the arts is dedicated to the pursuit of fine representational art and continuing education. THE SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER……………….. The San Francisco Chapter is located in the Northern California city of San Bruno, approximately 10 miles south of San Francisco. Monthly meetings/artist demonstrations are free and open to the public and are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please see our ARTIST DEMONSTRATORS page for our schedule. SWA FINE ART CENTER in San Bruno HOURS: THURSDAY - SATURDAY 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CHAPTER…………………… The San Joaquin Valley Chapter is located in Fresno and represents artists in the Central Valley.